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Second international meeting of the „International Peacebuilding & Stabilization Initiative” (ISPI), May 02-04, 2011

04.05.2011. As a member of the International Peacebuidling & Stabilization Initiative (ISPI), ZIF is currently participating in the second international meeting of the initiative. This meeting is taking place in the context of the OSCE Chairmanship Workshop on Post-Conflict Rehabilitation: Stabilization,...

Report on Local Ownership published

02.05.2011. Within the framework of ZIF’s research project on Local Ownership, Leopold von Carlowitz wrote a report on “Local Ownership in Practice: Justice System Reform in Kosovo and Liberia” which was recently published as an Occasional Paper with the Swiss research institute DCAF (Geneva Centre for the...

International Advisory Council Meeting

06.04.2011. ZIF's International Advisory Council convened on April 5, 2011 in Berlin to review last year's activities and discuss the plannig of the next months. Moreover this group of distinguished national and international experts discussed challenges of future peace operations in a workshop in the...

Joint AFDEM/ZIF Workshop in Gaborone, Botswana

25.03.2011. Within the framework of the civcap project, ZIF together with AFDEM (African Civilian Response Capacity for Peace Support Operations) organized a workshop on recruitment topics in the realm of civilian capacities for peace operations, which took place from March 22-24, 2011 in Gaborone,...

Blog on Afghanistan

23.03.2011. ZIF Director Almut Wieland-Karimi has published a blog on the Afghan Analysts Network. It discusses possible scenarios for Afghanistan after the planned withdrawal of NATO forces in 2014. Read the blog here.

Meeting with Scandinavian Partner Institutions

18.03.2011. ZIF’s director Almut Wieland-Karimi and the head of training Markus Postert met with senior management representatives of our partner institutions of the Finnish Crisis Management Centre and the Swedish Folke Bernadotte Academy from March 15-17, 2011. Aside from the regular exchange on the existing...

Meeting on Crisis Information Management

18.03.2011. On 18 March representatives of the training organizations Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC), Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), African Peace Support Trainers' Association (APSTA), the Swiss NGO...

Specialization Course on Field Security

25.02.2011. From 20-25 February ZIF carried out a Field Security Training at the UN Training Center of the German armed forces in Hammelburg. Twenty participants took part in the training that covered topics like behavior in complex risk situations, mine awareness, stress management, behavior at checkpoints,...

Fact-finding visit to Sudan

24.02.2011. The director of ZIF, Almut Wieland-Karimi led a small delegation visiting Sudan from February 18 – 22, 2011 where they held talks on the successful referendum for independence in South Sudan, the current situation in the north, and possibilities for new peace operation mandates.Besides discussions...

Head of Mission, EUPOL Afghanistan visits ZIF

18.02.2011. Brigadier General Jukka Savolainen, Head of Mission EUPOL Afghanistan, visited ZIF on February 17, 2011. Together with ZIF's director Almut Wieland-Karimi and Citha Maaß of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs he discussed lessons learned and perspectives for cooperation of...

President Koroma on the peace process in Sierra Leone

15.02.2011. „Peacebuilding is a process, it has to be continued and you have to sustain it!”

Training course for future ECOWAS election observers

10.02.2011. From January 31 through February 9, ZIF co-organized the 9th training course for ECOWAS election observers together with our long-standing partners from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC). The group consisted of West African who will be sent on election...